7 Openings for Professor (Agriculture) at Rivers State University (RSU)

Jobs in Nigeria at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. The Rivers State University (RSU), Port Harcourt, formally known as Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), was established in October, 1980 from the Rivers State College of Science and Technology, which was itself established in 1972. It is located at Nkpolu-Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. It is the first Technological University in Nigeria and the first state owned State University in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The motto of the University is “Excellence and Creativity”.

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment into the position below:

Job Title: Professor

Location: Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers
Faculty: Agriculture

We are recruiting candidates for the Departments below:

  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Department of Crop / Soil Science
  • Department of Forestry and Environment
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Rivers Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (RIAT).

Candidates for the position must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be holders of Ph.D in relevant fields with not less than 10 years teaching, research and professional / industrial experience after the Doctorate Degree in a University system.
  • The candidates must also show evidence of distinguished contribution to scholarship and at least fifteen (15) journal papers in the candidate’s discipline to be seen on Google Scholar.
  • He/she must show evidence of exceptional research record and a reasonable number of scholarly publications in reputable journals, both local and international.
  • He / she must show evidence of proven teaching ability, evidence of capability to initiate and carry out independent research works as well as supervise student research and projects.
  • The person must possess sound administrative skills and show evidence of participation in administration within the University system and contribution to the development of the outside community.

Conditions of Service

  • Successful candidates will be required to assume duty as soon as possible and will be on probation for the first three (3) years. Thereafter, they will retire at the approved age of 70 years.
  • Candidates could be allowed to transfer their service to the Rivers State University.
  • Other conditions are similar to those obtained in other institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

CONUASS 7 (N10,280,034.00 – N13,398,580.00) annually.

Application Closing Date
5th January, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) plus one photocopy each of their Certificates with other relevant documents to either of the following email addresses: registrar@ust.edu.ng or info@ust.edu.ng

All submissions should be addressed to:
The Registrar,
Rivers State University,
Port Harcourt,
Rivers State.


  • Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the closing date above.
  • All candidates should nominate three (3) referees who should also be required to forward references on their behalf under confidential cover to the address above.